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2022 Mitsubishi Pajero stock about to run dry! New versions of the Toyota Prado rival still being registered this year, but not for long

Mitsubishi recorded 18 new Pajero sales in January, but stock is expected to run out soon.

Mitsubishi Australia is expected to sell out of all remaining stock of its Pajero large SUV in the coming weeks as stock of the Toyota Prado rival dries up.

Though production of the Pajero officially ended in March 2021, January’s VFACTS sales data shows that 18 new models were registered nearly a whole year after the launch of the Final Edition variant.

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Mitsubishi Australia spokesperson said they expect the final new Pajeros to be handed over to customers in the near future.

“Remaining Pajero stock is being delivered over the coming weeks, to both fleet and private customers. This is an after-effect of 2021’s Covid-related impact on trading conditions, something that all OEMs experienced,” they said.

The spokesperson would not be drawn on exactly how many new Pajero models are still left in Mitsubishi Australia’s network, or if any of them are still available.

As a reminder, only 800 Final Edition grades were available in Australia, priced from $54,990 before on-road costs for the entry GLX.

The mid-tier GLS moved up to $60,490, while the top-spec Exceed was $63,490.

Each car was powered by a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 141kW/441Nm that was sent to all four wheels via five-speed automatic transmission.

Mitsubishi has cited changing buyer preference as the reason for the Pajero’s demise, but still services those after a rugged off-road SUV with its Triton-based Pajero Sport.